We don’t consciously want to be in it, but what if we subconsciously depended on it?
What if we were sick for so long and found so much support in being sick, that our identity became tied to it?
How would we ever get out of it?
If our identity became tied to our illness it would become almost scary to think of a world outside of being sick.
The unknown, full of responsibility and possibilities…
What if it was easier to feel sick instead of moving on in life and making the changes necessary to be healthy and vibrant?
On the surface yes, being healthy, strong, fit and vital is what we want.
But deep down we just want to be comfortable.
We just want to be acknowledged and accepted for who we are.
And that’s okay.
I know part of my life is tied in to testing out new healing modalities that I can help clients with so it makes sense that my identity is tied to having something to fix.
But I have to remember that being clear headed and not having to focus on myself is what allows me to properly give to those around me.
It’s the cup overflowing with health that allows me to take care of and give the time and space that others need for their own healing.
And that’s what we should be striving for, not just being comfortable, because comfort is a trap that can get us sick, depressed, anxious and so much worse.
It’s important to take the steps each day, that get us out of our comfort zone, teach us how to cook new foods or show us stressors in our environment and mind that keep us from getting progressively healthier.
Because there’s no reason you can’t be perfectly healthy if you don’t put your mind to it each day and take the steps to move forward.
I know your body will definitely support you, you just have to find the dream team in your life that will too.
So when you create a life for yourself that you want to live, make sure you add in people that will support you for your health and not your illness.
Because even if we don’t want to be sick, it might be the only thing that makes us comfortable in our lives…
It might give us that break from work, that time away from the kids, that separation from the husband you need space from etc.
It’s important to build on a foundation towards health and create core values that you hold yourself up to so you can realize when you might be self sabotaging yourself.
Have you ever found that being sick actually helped you out of a situation?
Holistic Health Practitioner
Mark Canadic is a writer, speaker, holistic health practitioner and migraine community leader. Read Mark’s inspiring comeback story, “My Burnout and Brain Fires that Lead me to the Root.” Feel free to send Mark a message here.